Nutrition Degree Information and Handbooks

The Department of Nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Bachelor’s

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) prepares students for graduate study in nutrition, medicine, pharmacy, or dentistry or for entry-level positions in public health and/or dietetics that do not require a registered dietitian. It also allows students to participate in nutrition research projects or explore other related areas of interest and combines the study of the biochemical, behavioral, food and nutrition sciences.

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BSPH Contact: Jonathan Earnest


Master’s

The Master of Public Health (MPH) prepares students to improve the health and well-being of communities and individuals through good nutrition. The program offers students a strong grounding in the science and practice of public health nutrition and planning, implementing and evaluating nutrition programs and services. A series of field experiences augments classroom learning.

MPH Core
MPH Core Contact: Pamela Lee, MA

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MPH Contact: Jonathan Earnest

The Master of Science with Nutritional Biochemistry Concentration (MS) is for students who wish to increase their knowledge of nutrition science and to acquire skills in laboratory and population-based nutrition research. This degree prepares students for careers in research and industry, as well as those considering the pursuit of a doctoral degree or eventually attending medical or another professional school.

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MS Contact: Jonathan Earnest

The Master of Public Health with Registered Dietitian Training (MPH-RD) program offers students a strong grounding in the science and practice of public health, the science of human nutrition, food science, and nutrition programs and services. A series of field experiences augments classroom learning. Additionally, completion of the registered dietitian component prepares students to pass the dietetic registration (RD) exam.

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MPH-RD Contact: Jonathan Earnest


Doctoral

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) develops students’ research and teaching skills through coursework, research, practice opportunities and preliminary doctoral examinations. Together, these experiences prepare graduates for careers in scientific research or teaching at universities, in federal or state agencies, and in industry or private research institutions. Students may minor in other fields, such as epidemiology.

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PhD Contact: Jonathan Earnest


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